President Obama claims that he “shoots skeet all the time”. Yet, there has never been a mention of that until recently. The first picture of the President with a gun appeared within the past few days, in what appears to be an attempt to convince Americans that he is not against guns at the same time that he is trying to diminish or completely eradicate our Second Amendment rights. This is just another attempt at obfuscation by a dictator who will do anything to weaken America and Americans.
On the February 4th Dennis Miller show, a caller stated that he trains children to fire shotguns. He said that he uses training shotguns. These are guns that use ammunition with low velocity rounds. The rounds travel about 30 feet following a short trajectory to the ground. Since these training shotguns are designed for children, the kick is reduced to minimize impact on the shoulder. This reduced kick is accomplished by creating a vent near the end of the barrel to allow gas to escape. In addition, this trainer stated that a trained skeet shooter would never aim level since skeet arc high in front of the shooter. As a skeet shooter myself, I know that to be true. In addition, those using shotguns to hunt birds rarely aim level since this puts the bird dog (which is out in front) at risk of being shot.
If you inspect the photograph below you will see that the President is aiming level. You will also see that in addition to the natural exit of gas through the end of the barrel there is another burst of gas coming from the right side of the end of the barrel. This is the “release valve” noted by the caller.
So here is what apparently happened. In an effort to play the “real man” who loves guns for target practice and hunting, President Obama had his picture taken with a children’s shotgun. I think it is safe to say that this is the first time he has ever fired a shotgun. Otherwise, his “people” would have given him a real shotgun, not a child’s training shotgun. I believe that President Obama believes that if he shows that he is a “real guy” who just wants to protect children, more people will back his effort to eradicate the Second Amendment.
(Caution, conspiracy theory ahead,)
I find it interesting that the President never mentioned gun control during his first term. Then, just weeks after his inauguration, he latches onto a horrific mass murder in Connecticut to push for gun control. The President’s administration is famous for adhering to the belief that you should never let a crisis go to waste. Some crises arise by happenstance. Some are manufactured. Just saying.
All of this fits in with the push to eliminate “assault weapons”. In reality what gun control morons are calling “assault weapons” are nothing more than semi automatic weapons made to look like military style assault weapons. The latter are fully automatic. One squeeze of the trigger results in a burst of several rounds. Semi automatic weapons, on the other hand, require a separate squeeze of the trigger for each round fired.
The government also wants to ban magazines that carry over 10 rounds. This is ridiculous on two counts. First of all the bad guys will continue to illegally own higher capacity magazines putting the good guys at a disadvantage. Second of all, if I have three magazines, each holding 10 rounds, I can change those magazines within two seconds each. It is just a mater of popping one out and sliding another in. I can fire thirty rounds almost as fast with three 10-round magazines as with one 30 round magazine. Of course, the administration knows this. Limiting magazine capacity is just a first step.
If semi automatic “assault weapons” and higher capacity magazines are banned, the next step is all semi automatic weapons. This includes any pistol, and many hunting rifles. The NRA has been very clear that if you give dictators an inch they will take a mile. If we don’t stand strong now, we will end up like Canada where no one can own a handgun and where even hunting rifles must be registered with the government. it is the government and other bad guys from whom we need to protect ourselves. I wouldn’t tell a bad guy how many weapons I have. Nor would I register my weapons with the government.
Let’s wake up, America and stop this continued erosion of our rights. If we don’t stand up now, we won’t have any rights to defend.